Sep 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
's jennifer davis is on the cape tonight. >> reporter: even as earl continues to lose its strength, massachusetts governor says his state is preparing for a very serious storm. >> we've had them before and we'll have them again. >> reporter: after whipping the north carolina coastline with heavy wind and rain earl may be weakening at a quicker pace than expected. warnings are in effect around cape cod as well as a popular summer vacation island spot of martha's vineyard and nantucket. >> we'll go out to a shelter that's been set up at the high school and assist them with snacks and drinks until we know exactly what's going to happen with the storm. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says most of earl's strong winds are expected to stay off cape cod. that's good news for those in the area. >> it can't be a big deal when i see all these other people out here. >> i mean if things happen, there's plenty of places. so i think we'll be okay. >> reporter: despite the impending storm shops and restaurants were pretty busy with tourists. >> we're staying. >> reporter: any concerns?
Sep 4, 2010 7:00pm EDT
the bullet. jennifer davis has the latest in cape cod. >> you are absolutely right. new england was getting ready if preparing a big storm but in the end, earl blew on by. today it has been a picture perfect day as locals scramble to get back to business as usual. >> earl weakening from a mighty hurricane to a tropical storm still bringing with it plenty of wind and waves but not nearly enough to bother new englanders that is used to all sorts of rough weather. >> we were hoping for more of that. >> it came down in preparation what could be a serious blast of hurricane-force wind and rain but the signs are going back up and business owners hope it will be economically viable labor day weekend. >> this was a nothing storm. we have regular windy days that are 50 mile-an-hour winds southwesterly. >> massachusetts suffered a few hundred power outages and downed power lines and isolated flooding. in places like maine more rain and dangerous surf but no damage report. what is tropical storm earl leaving blue skies in its wake. >> reporter: biggest impact was an economic one, places like the orlea